Prof Michael Glencross

Coordinator of Virtual Maths Centre

BSc (Leeds); BSc(Hons)(Statistics) & BEd (Unisa); MPhil & DPhil (Zimbabwe); PGCE (London)

083 254 5319


Michael Glencross has been involved extensively in education. He has taught mathematics and statistics at high school, college and university, and has supervised postgraduate research students at master’s and doctoral levels. Prof Glencross’s areas of interest and expertise are in the fields of mathematics education, statistics education and research methodology and design. He is a Professor Emeritus of the Walter Sisulu University for Technology & Science. He is also a keen musician and plays lead trumpet for a Johannesburg swing band.


Publications and Other Scholarly Contributions

  • Over 200 refereed research papers in local and international journals

Books (

  • The Basics of Item Response Theory
  • Mathematics Grade 12: 1: Functions
  • Mathematics Grade 12: 2: Number patterns, sequences and series
  • Mathematics Grade 12: 3: Finance
  • Mathematics Grade 12: 4: Algebra
  • YouTube Channel: Dr Mike’s Maths: a series of mathematics contest question videos
  • Online course ( The Basics of Relations and Functions